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Fair Warning - The royal wedding, food trucks, and baby names

Hello! I completely forgot about doing this last week because I was busy making pottery (don't ask -
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Fair Warning - The royal wedding, food trucks, and baby names
By Sophie Warnes • Issue #50 • View online
Hello! I completely forgot about doing this last week because I was busy making pottery (don’t ask - actually, DO ask if you are a fan of terrible animal ceramics, because I am apparently now your woman!) but I’m back this week. Hurrah!
This doesn’t fit anywhere else but I am dead impressed with this Animaniacs song of pretty much every country in the world. The link is a tweet, but the video should be there! Watch it, even if it is massively outdated (Yugoslavia…)

On the home front
Fewer crimes ending with charges - check your police area
I WAS hoping to avoid the whole wedding shebang, but as Mick and co sang, you can’t always get what you want, so…
Over the pond
A large share of US baby names end with "n"
Marc Hilberer
the number of school shootings that have happened since the year 2000 around the world:

USA: 213

This week’s Internet Thing was a clip of a robotic male voice saying Yanny/Laurel and everyone argued over what was actually being said. If you missed it (hi dad), the New York Times has made a tool which helps you to hear both. Personally, I heard both anyway which is funny because I’m deaf and usually my hearing is unreliable af. Watching everyone on my timeline arguing about a piece of audio amused me greatly.
I quite enjoyed this weird little stat from my colleague Awen who does brilliant stuff with the website analytics at ONS:
Awen Jones
British people in hot weather; they don't look at official statistics online.

Saturday 5th May had the lowest number of sessions on the ONS site since Boxing Day 2017. Sunday 6th May was only marginally higher. #bankholiday #heatrecordbroken
Bad charts of the week
First up is what I feel is the most egregiously offensive crime against viz I’ve seen all week. An “interactive map” of where in London you can rent on your own. Where interactive means it’s a link to a weird website with a pretty much blank map and some tiny circles, which on its own means bugger-all. However, hovering over the circles - nothing else, just the circles - reveals the borough and I guess(?) the salary you need to afford to live alone there.
Like, I don’t know, why don’t you just have a jpeg map of London boroughs with the number and name on them and stick that on your website without forcing users to jump through all these stupid hoops? That would be sensible.
Next up: Personal computing in the last 40 years? Or a horrible spidery monstrosity? :)
And lastly… Windows 2000 (you will need to open the tweet!):
That’s all for this week, thanks for reading, and special thanks to everyone who sent me links. If you like this newsletter, please forward it to people, encourage friends to subscribe to it, buy me a coffee or support Fair Warning on Patreon. I’m on Twitter @SophieWarnes.
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